Wearing FlyFit earplugs during flying regulates troublesome pressure on the eardrums during takeoff and landing.
The filters operate like valves and ensure gradual and constant pressure equilibrium between the external environment and the middle ear. Thus, the Eustachian tube has sufficient time to acclimatise to pressure variations. By regulating the flow of air in the outer ear, the inner ear has more time to adjust and the pain and pressure accompanying altitude changes are greatly reduced.
In addition, the special acoustic filters in FlyFit earplugs offer protection against annoying ambient noise. The earplugs facilitate rest and relaxation during long flights, but are also very suitable for using during bus, train and car journeys. Alpine Pluggies Kids earplugs are available for children who experience earache during aeroplane travel.
Earplugs for Flying and Travelling
Wearing FlyFit earplugs during flying regulates troublesome pressure on the eardrums during takeoff and landing.
When inserted into the ear canal the dual-flange silicone Alpine Thermo Shape (ATS™) material softens as it warms and adapts to the shape of your ear duct. This makes them extremely comfortable to wear for long periods.
Inserting FlyFit before ascent or descent will greatly reduce the possibility of ear pain caused by pressure change.
Unique Product Characteristics
- Prevents pressure difference and ear pain when flying (aeroplane ears)
- Annoying engine and cabin noise is absorbed
- Conversations can still be heard
- Extremely comfortable AlpineThermoShape™ material
- With unique soft filters
- Alpine Cleaner to easily keep the earplugs clean
- Convenient compact carrying case
- Can be worn throughout the flight
- Can also be used when travelling by car, train, bus etc
- Does not contain any silicone
- Winner Red Dot Award 2015
Sleep Peacefully on your Travels
Travelling can be tiring, especially if you’re on a long-haul flight. Being able to sleep in a noisy plane or a hotel room is invaluable and something not to be underestimated whilst travelling.
However, it can be difficult to get the rest you need. Planes are a constant hive of activity, with the chatter of the passengers around you, the movements of the flight attendants, bored children, and a sea of mobile devices performing a thousand different functions. It’s not exactly the ideal environment for getting some much-needed shut-eye. That’s why earplugs can help alleviate tiredness and jet lag whilst travelling.
When you’re at home, you’re able to create an atmosphere of darkness and quiet that is conducive to sleep. This is what you need to try and replicate while you’re travelling, which is why the right equipment is essential.
Voted Number 1 Earplugs for Travel by Bupa
We at Sleep and Sound were thrilled to feature in an article by Bupa Travel Insurance. Bupa offers some great advice on how to have a comfortable flight and which products can help.
Bupa Travel Insurance Australia nominated Alpine FlyFit ear plugs for this article, ‘Survive a Long Flight with These Top Travel Accessories’.
As we told Bupa, ‘for those who are sensitive to the pressure changes or who experience ear pain when flying, Alpine FlyFit ear plugs are a great solution. They are comfortable enough to wear the entire flight, totally reusable, and will easily fit within your carry-on.’
Winner Red Dot Award 2015
Alpine Hearing Protection has won the Red Dot Award 2015 for the “high-quality design and the innovative ability” of its latest earplugs!
The jury of this prestigious design price applauded the “high quality and the innovative ability” of Alpine Earplugs.
Alpine is now permitted to use the coveted quality seal on the Flyfit Earplugs.
The hearing protectors will be put on display in the Red Dot Museum in Essen, among previous winners such as Audi, Apple, BMW and Philips.
Revolutionary Earplug Model
Twenty years of experience have allowed Alpine to develop a perfect new earplug model. The extremely well thought-out and extensively tested shape of the earplugs provides a natural flat absorption and a great fit. Plus the use of a special filter that only blocks the disturbing sounds.
Alpine Flyfit earplugs have been specifically designed for flying comfort. Alpine’s ear plugs do a fantastic job, not only at effectively decreasing the pressure on the eardrums during take-off and landing, but they also provide a great level of noise protection and extreme comfort.
Ear Store works in close partnership with the world’s leading manufacturers of ear protection and sleep products, to offer the highest quality goods on the market, with many products specifically designed for comfort while travelling.
Alpine Acoustic Filters™ – Pressure Regulating Earplugs
Wearing FlyFit earplugs during flying regulates troublesome pressure on the eardrums during takeoff and landing. The filters operate like valves and ensure gradual and constant pressure equilibrium between the external environment and the middle ear. Thus, the Eustachian tube has sufficient time to acclimatise to pressure variations.
In addition, the special acoustic filters in FlyFit earplugs offer protection against annoying ambient noise. The earplugs facilitate rest and relaxation during long flights but are also very suitable for using during bus, train and car journeys. Alpine Pluggies Kids earplugs are available for children who experience earache during aeroplane travel.
Alpine’s innovative earplugs are made from thermoplastic material specially developed by Alpine: AlpineThermoShape. This material adapts to the shape of the ears so that the earplugs fit the auditory ducts perfectly. You are guaranteed a comfortable fit without unpleasant pressure on your ears. You are assured that the earplugs remain in the right position, thus providing optimal noise reduction. ATS contains no silicone, thus causing no allergic reactions.
Soft Filters – Exceptionally Flexible
FlyFit and SleepSoft earplugs are the only earplugs on the market with soft, flexible filters. This ensures even greater comfort during your journey. With these soft filters, you can sleep soundly with your head turned to the side against your seat.
Alpine has developed an easy-to-use cleaning tool to remove earwax from the earplugs. By keeping the earplugs clean, they keep working optimally and last longer.
Lifespan & Cleaning
The lifespan of the earplugs depends on the frequency of use. Keeping the earplugs clean will extend the lifespan. The earplugs can be cleaned with lukewarm water and soap.
The design of the Alpine hearing protectors is an exclusive Dutch Design. All earplugs and filter systems are produced in the Netherlands.
- Two universal thermoplastic hearing protectors
- Two acoustic soft filters
- Lightweight Material
- Alpine Cleaner
- Plastic carrying case
- Alpine insertion sleeve
Attenuation Values Alpine Flyfit
|Mean Attenuation dB||5,9||8,4||11,0||14,0||19,0||24,0||25,0||21,2|
|Standard Deviation dB||4,0||3,4||3,0||2,5||3,3||4,5||4,0||4,3|
|Assumed Protection in dB (APV)||1,9||5,0||8,0||11,5||15,7||19,5||21,0||16,9|
EN 352-2: 2002 compliant
Nominal diameter: 9-12 mm
H=19 M=15 L=10
- Double as earplugs and pressure relievers
- Open duct filter allows you to still hear important sounds
- Comfortable to wear. ATS allows earplug to adapt to the shape of the ear
- Can be trimmed to size so it does not protrude from the ear (see instructions for details)
- Double Flange Silicone
- Durable carry case included
- Insertion tool included
What Others Have to Say about Alpine Flyfit
I consider my husband and I earplug connoisseurs, as we both wear many different kinds of earplugs for a range of reasons (light foam ones to cut sharp noises during sleep, heavier rubber ones to cut out all noise at work in an open-plan office, over the ear with built-in headphones for commercial air travel…). I got these for my husband, who has to fly scientific research flights in which they fly almost every day for a month in long parabolas (i.e., constant and extreme pressure changes). He was starting to have some problems with his ears, and the doctor diagnosed mild barotrauma (i.e., ear damage due to pressure changes). He wore these on his first flight the other day and reported that his ears were good (I should note that he has also started a steroid nose spray, so hard to know what is responsible for the improvement). We both like that these are VERY soft earplugs, very gentle on the ear canal. They also have a very short “tail” that sticks out of the ear (it comes with a little wand to help you stick the earplug in), so you should have no trouble with over-ear headphones/ear protection, or with sleeping on your side. We will see how the rest of his research campaign goes, but if these continue to work out I will buy several more pairs.
When in Rome – September 30, 2017
I can’t say enough good things about these earplugs. I have tried different brands and they all worked, but these worked the best. On my most recent flight, I had absolutely no ear pain! Seriously, without these, I would have to think twice about getting on a plane.
JGH – May 1, 2017
Tried these, since I had problems with three perforated eardrums and was thinking of not flying again, issues with pressure. I bought Alpine thinking this product probably won’t help me either but I read all the reviews first and decided to give it a try. I was pleasantly surprised and happy with the results. No hurting, no pressure issues and no more perforated eardrums. Do use these with gum, gum chewing is also the key to opening up your ear canals. You will be happy with this purchase. I hope this review helps all of you out there looking for relief.
Angel- July 6, 2017
If you have trouble with pressure building while flying, you have got to get these. I flew for years and always went through the pain that came along with the pressure that would not release in my ears during descent. I purchased a couple of sets of these plugs several months ago planning for a trip to Europe. Recently I took several trips and did not have the pressure. For the first time, I am able to enjoy the flight. I put them in before they shut the aircraft doors and felt the pressure releasing as we were climbing and descending. I didn’t have to chew gum or yawn to get pressure to release. Left them in the entire flight had no problem hearing what was going on in the cabin. These are the best and I completely recommend them to the highest degree.
Finally I can travel again! I have Eustachian tube dysfunction in my right ear and had practically resigned myself to the fact that I would have painful pressure build-up, followed by fluid behind my eardrum any time I travelled by air. I tried everything: decongestants, both oral and nasal, and my ENT told me I needed balloon surgery to open up my Eustachian tube – a procedure not yet approved by the FDA in the US. On my last trip to Chicago, I ended up at Northwestern Medical Center in need of a myringotomy so that I could fly home a couple of days later. I decided a few weeks ago, before a mandatory trip back to Chicago, that I would order the FlyFit earplugs from the Netherlands and hope for the best. I was sceptical, but … God bless the wonderful Dutch! I flew both ways with virtually no problems. I inserted the plugs before the cabin door was shut and did not remove them until the cabin door was opened again upon landing. They were comfortable, I could still hear, and I didn’t look ridiculous with some foreign appendage sticking out of both ears. Now, I don’t know if this contributed, but after putting in the plugs, I covered my ears with a pair of earphones that had a snug, foam fit over both ears. On the way down, if I felt like any pressure was building, I lifted the earphones to discover time and again that I was fine. Had a wonderful trip. I highly recommend FlyFit earplugs if you suffer from ear pain and pressure. I know everyone’s physiological make-up is different, but I was an extreme case… and I am now excited again about air travel free of pain and post-flight surgery.
Michael – May 9, 2016:
Work great to compensate for pressure differences. For testing purposes, I took them out of my ears during one landing, and I immediately had earaches. Noise filter works relaxing as well.
Nel – July 28, 2015
I’ve had trouble with ear pain while flying for a good 15-20 years. In the past, I’ve used a combination of Sudafed and Afrin to keep myself as decongested as possible, which does help with the pain, but never completely eliminated it. I decided to try these on a recent flight to New Zealand and Australia, in the hope not only that they’d take care of the pain but might also prevent the woozy sensation I get after long flights.
Unfortunately, these don’t do anything for the wooziness, but that was a long shot anyway. They do, however, help immensely with the pain. My 13-hour flight from Australia was pain-free when I added these earplugs to the mix. I barely even noticed the plane’s descent, where usually I have a built-in early warning system, so I was quite pleased with the results. (I tried them on a shorter flight just with Afrin and that wasn’t bad, either, but it seems I need all three for full relief.)
My only complaint is that the case, which is perfect for the earplugs and the little applicator tool, doesn’t have room for the cleaning tool. I managed to lose that in no time even though I tried to keep it all together in a zip-top bag. I don’t know why Alpine doesn’t provide a case that holds everything. But that doesn’t diminish the fact that they really do help with ear pressure issues in flight.
Saphira – February 20, 2017
Alpine earplugs deliver on their promise. Much less pressure in the ears during take-off and landing of the aircraft and also very little other incidental noise … a peaceful flight is guaranteed.
R. Nijkamp – December 25, 2012: